A Log Cabin: The Answer to Working From Home During the Coronavirus
The latest predictions from US scientists at the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy say that the Coronavirus pandemic can be with us for the next two years. Some predictions even say that the next significant outbreak is upon us, starting with the upcoming fall.
With that in mind, it’s safe to assume that working from home is going to be the most responsible and viable option for many of us, at least for the foreseeable future. But, hey, it’s not all grim and dark, since now would be a perfect time to invest in a log cabin and turn it into a home office during the pandemic. Here is why this idea is worth considering.
You are in control
One constant advantage of home offices away from home is that they offer privacy that cannot be matched by a study, home office, or any other room in your house dedicated to working. This can prove to be particularly useful during these strange times, as you will be completely in control of who enters your working area.
Just the act of relocating from home and stepping into a separate building is enough to let your mind know that it should devote its resources to working. At the same time, this gives your housemates or family members a signal that you are not to be disturbed while you are at your home office.
Size does matter
Generally speaking, log cabins tend to be smaller than regular homes. During standard times, this gives them a sense of coziness and intimacy that is hard to match. Due to their compact size, log cabins also tend to be more energy effective and a handy place to equip with solar panels or some other alternative source of power.
When it comes to COVID-19, the smaller size means that a log cabin is much easier to clean and keep tidy and safe. Just pick a disinfectant from the Environmental Protection Agency approved list, and you and your home office will be good to go.
Don’t forget your mental wellbeing
Another significant characteristic of log cabins, in general, is the fact that they can be much better lit than any room inside a house. This is important since a well-lit place can both increase your productivity and help elevate your mood.
It goes without saying that these uncertain times can take their toll on your mental health as much as on physical health. Because of this, every little bit that will help you feel better in your day to day life matters.
Use your log cabin as a place to take a break
Besides the things listed above, you can use a log cabin as a hideaway from everyday life’s stress even when you’ve got no work to do. Use it as a place to meditate, focus on yourself, and recuperate from your daily life’s pressure.
With the possibilities to travel seemingly growing smaller every single day, moving to a log cabin, even if it’s just for work, can have a tremendous positive impact on your mind, as the change of scenery will do you good.
People have already noticed the benefits that such a change can bring. There is even a dedicated website that enables you to look through somebody else’s window even if you are both in lockdown.
It’s a valid investment in your future
If you choose to invest in a new log cabin or to repurpose the one you already have, once the pandemic is over you’ll be left with a nice, intimate place to work. Maybe you’ll grow bored of working from there, but you can always use it as an extra room, or even simply as storage space.
One more thing worth considering is that having a log cabin on your property makes its value go up. So, if you ever make a choice to sell your current home, it will be an important addition to the property’s overall value. The industry’s specialists claim that the market for log cabin homes will be on a constant rise during the next five years.
Some final thoughts
Log cabins are relatively cheap, energy-efficient, and easy to build and maintain. They are cozy and calm and can be just what you need to establish a work-life balance. During these odd times, they can serve as a separate home away from home, a place to preserve your mental well being and productivity.
They are versatile, can be energy effective, and a great investment on top of all the qualities mentioned above. All of this makes a log cabin a great home office alternative during the coronavirus outbreak. And, once this is all over, you’ll be richer for a place that is set up exactly to your liking. Just hang in there!
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